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Leaf Talks Peace: Buddha's Message of Harmony

ISBN: 9781953384249
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Priya Kumari with Foreword by The Dalai Lama
Illustrator: Anusha Santosh
Pages: 36
Trim: 10 x 10 inches
Published: 05/03/2022

Leaf Talks Peace spreads the Buddha's message of the interconnectedness of all beings through the eyes of a tiny peepal leaf called Harmony, who lives on the Bodhi Tree. Buddha sits under the tree and sees the entire universe breathing happily through this one leaf. He sees in Harmony the Sun, the earth, stars, clouds, rain, time, space, and mind.

Harmony speaks to encourage readers, children and parents alike, to slow down and imagine all that is contained in a single leaf. Each leaf, and each child is connected to all in the fragile earth to learn its wisdom and strive to protect it.

Spreading a much-needed message of unity and tolerance, Leaf Talks Peace aims at developing children's minds to help them become more conscious global citizens when they reach adulthood. It is a perfect addition to peace education curriculum spreading the message of individual, social and ecological peace.

Additional notes are included to help parents and teachers with questions children have as they begin to understand the concepts of Harmony, connection, and the link each of them has to join together as conscious global citizens.

 

Priya Kumari is a multi-award-winning children's author and the founder of Eternal Tree Books, which produces mainly children's books. Her mission is to publish uplifting books created by visionary authors and artists to share stories from under-represented Indian and other Asian cultures. Celebrated personalities like Anupam Kher, Hema Malini, Sharon Salzberg, Prof Ved Nanda, and Prof Lokesh Chandra have praised her books. Her most popular book, Leaf Talks Peace: Buddha's Message of Harmony, is the first picture book to be blessed with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"Priya Kumari's Leaf Talks Peace…teaches children the importance of living in harmony with nature and with all forms of life. I hope that it will contribute to a better awareness of the responsibility each of us has to protect our environment." - His Holiness The Dalai Lama

"A beautiful children's book…a jewel…as it encourages young readers to protect cultural diversity and perceive themselves as a reflection of harmony seen in nature." - The Kenting Tai Situpa

"Dear children, this lovely book is your shloka, your hymn to tread the glory of life. Your minds will mingle with the Divine in the many miles you shall go. These simple pictures are the poetry of peace in the sinews of nature." - Prof. Lokesh Chandra

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